High Profile Defection Hits PDP As Two Prominent Senators Dump The Opposition Party
Two prominent members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), serving as senators in the 9th Assembly on Wednesday resigned their membership of the party. According to Channels TV reports, both senators Ayo Akinyelure and Matthew Urhoghide announced their resignations from the PDP on the floor of the red chamber during plenary. Akinyelure is a senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District while Urhogida is representing the Edo South Senatorial District in the Red Chamber. In his letter to
After Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, failed to endorse Obasa, he organized an induction new members-elect-Source
According to a news that was published by the Sahara Reporters yesterday, it was reported that according to some sources from the Lagos State Legislature, the corruption allegations and reports on Hon. Mudashiru Obasa in 2021, have started having negative impact on his ambition to be the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly again, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State GAC and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, failed to endorse his Speakership bid.
Today's Headlines: Withdraw your petition against Tinubu, LP faction tells Obi, Obasanjo, Fufeyin holds closed door meeting over national development
Withdraw your petition against Tinubu, LP faction tells Obi Photo credit: Punchng The Lamidi Apapa faction of Labour Party on Friday told the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, to step down his case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal over what they described as “lack of seriousness”.
Today's Headlines: Apapa Urges Obi To Withdraw Petition Against Tinubu, Subsidy Removal; Subsidy Removal: TUC Urges FG To Revert To Status Quo
Apapa Urges Obi To Withdraw Petition Against Tinubu The Lamidi Apapa faction of the Labour Party (LP) has urged Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate, to withdraw his case from the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, citing his lack of seriousness. The faction’s decision came after a recent event in which the court postponed the hearing of Obi and the Labour Party’s petition against the election of President Bola Tinubu.
Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar have resumed their hostility- House of Rep member
According to a news that was published by the Leadership Newspaper online yesterday morning, it was reported that an elected member of the House of Representatives, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who craved anonymity has said that their presidential candidate in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, have resumed hostilities but, this time around, it is a war to determine who becomes the leader of the Minority Caucus in the 10th House of Representatives.
Osun State Governor Dissolves Seventh Assembly
Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has dissolved the seventh Osun State Assembly and issued a proclamation for the eighth Assembly. The dissolution of the seventh Assembly comes after the expiration of its four-year term. The eighth Assembly is scheduled to be inaugurated on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, at 10 am.
Today's Headlines: Meet Tinubu’s Chief of Staff; Benue gov dissolves 9th Assembly
Meet Tinubu’s Chief of Staff Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers The newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu is no stranger to Nigeria’s political sphere. Popularly called Gbaja, the CoS is an age-long associate of Tinubu, and both have maintained this relationship on a steady course.
Create New Act, Don’t Reverse Power Privatisation, Tinubu Urged
The Agora Policy, a research-based organisation, has urged the incoming administration led by president-elect Ahmed Tinubu to create a new electricity act and ignore calls to reverse the 2013 power sector privatisation. The organisation founded by Waziri Adio, a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), stated this in a policy paper titled, ‘Addressing Nigeria’s Lingering Power Challenge.’
Today's Headlines :Court moves to consolidate all petitions against Tinubu; Over 11,359 Candidates Partake In First Batch Of TRCN's Professional Qualifying Exam
Court moves to consolidate all petitions against Tinubu Photo credit vanguard ABUJA – The Presidential Election Petition Court, sitting in Abuja, has disclosed its intention to consolidate the three different petitions that are seeking to nullify the outcome of the 2023 presidential election. Consequently, the court, at its resumed proceedings on Saturday, said it was empowered by Paragraph 50 of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act, to merge all the petitions and determine them together.
Tinubu Meets With National Assembly Leadership Over Successors
President Bola Tinubu met with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday in Abuja over the choice of the leadership for the 10th National Assembly. Lawan told newsmen after the meeting that the president emphasised the need for the right choice of leadership for the National Assembly.
Reactions As National Assembly Compiles N30BN Lawmaker's Severance Package
According to PUNCH, the National Assembly management has reportedly started clearing Senate and House of Representatives members for payment and the collection of severance payments as the 9th Assembly comes to an end. In a note distributed to members during the plenary on Wednesday, the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, informed them of this.
Today's Headlines: Support President-elect Tinubu with your prayers-Alo, Jonathan commissions
Support President-elect Tinubu with your prayers – Prophet Alo charges Nigerians The Planter of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain, Adamimogo Worldwide, Prophet Sam Olu Alo has appealed to Nigerians to look beyond religion, tribe or primordial sentiments and support the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with their prayers so that he can succeed.
Today's Headlines: Doguwa has no case to answer — Kano Govt; Reps receive report on JV, PSC probe
Doguwa has no case to answer — Kano Govt Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers The Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa has been exonerated from charges of culpable homicide among others leveled against him by the Kano State government. The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Bar.
2 PDP Senators dump party in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate.
Two PDP senators leave the party, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, PDP, Edo South, has resigned as the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Accounts with immediate effect. According to VANGUARD NEWS, Urhoghide claimed in a letter to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, that he made the difficult choice because of the unfavorable political energy currently emanating from the unbridgeable divisions and quarrels within the PDP at the national level, particularly in my dear state, Edo State.
House of Rep: Wike and Atiku have renewed their fight- Source
According to a news that was published by the Leadership Newspaper online this morning, it was reported that there were indications yesterday that, the pesidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, may have returned to the trenches over the minority leadership of the 10th Assembly of the House of Representatives.
Today's Headlines: Peter Obi Demands Seven Weeks To Present 50 Witnesses, Jonathan commissions Taraba flyover littered with refuse
Peter Obi Demands Seven Weeks To Present 50 Witnesses At Presidential Tribunal To Establish ‘Election Rigging’ The candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, said he will present 50 witnesses that would testify and tender evidence to establish that the 2023 presidential election was rigged against him.
Gbajabiamila Dismisses Report On $15m Bribe To Pass $22trn 'Ways And Means' Loan
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the outgoing Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives, has rejected reports circulating about an alleged $15 million bribe given to National Assembly members to expedite the passage of the N22 trillion Ways and Means loan. The House had previously approved President Muhammadu Buhari's request for the restructuring of the significant loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Speakership tussle: Agbo urges Gbajabiamila, Wase to disagree constructively
The member representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Francis Ottah Agbo, has urged the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and his deputy, Ibrahim Wase, not to get tired of dialoguing. The legislator was responding to the recent spectacle in the House where it appeared that the Deputy Speaker was "challenging" the Speaker.
Judge Me By My Performance As Governor Not As Minister – Akpabio
Senator Godswill Akpabio, a candidate for Senate Presidency, has urged Nigerians and the incoming 10th National Assembly to evaluate him based on his eight-year tenure as Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio believes his 36 years of service as a lawyer and 6 years as a Commissioner should be the basis for his assessment, not his performance as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
Senate Presidency: I shouldn’t be judged by my performance as Minister – Akpabio
Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has urged Nigerians and the incoming 10th National Assembly not to judge him based on his brief time serving as the minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Akpabio stated that he would rather be evaluated on his 36 years of experience as a lawyer, his six years as a commissioner, and his eight years as a governor.